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Alexander Acosta Replaces Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor Nominee

Within hours of CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder's withdrawal of his candidacy for Secretary of Labor, President Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his replacement. Both hold law degrees, but Acosta does not possess the intimate working knowledge of franchising that Puzder does.

Andy Puzder Withdraws Nomination as Secretary of Labor

Andrew Puzder
Andy Puzder. ( Photo by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Andy Puzder withdrew as a nominee today for Secretary of Department of Labor in President Trump's administration.

Andrew Puzder Confirmation for Labor Secretary a Hard Sell

Andy Puzder
Anti-Puzder photo from Union's Fight for $15

Ten days before the U.S. Senate holds its confirmation hearing on Andrew Puzder as President Trump's nomination for Labor Secretary, there is no shortage of opposition. Puzder is the CEO of the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants.

Puzder Confirmation as Labor Secretary Pushed Back after Worker Protests Ignite

Fight for $15, organized under the Service Employees International Union, is fighting hard against Andrew Puzder, CEO of fast food chain CKE Restaurants, hoping to derail his Senate confirmation as U.S. Labor Secretary.

Will Predictive Schedule Mandates Work? Have You Flown Lately?

Predictive scheduling laws require employers to have a perfect advance knowledge and employees to act perfectly. It seeks to legislate an impossible result, every minute, every hour, every day. No business can perfectly predict how many customers will come in the door or what they will order.

Trump Chooses CKE’s Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

After much media anticipation, President-elect Donald J. Trump has now picked Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc., as his Secretary of Labor, Trump's transition team leaked Thursday.

Court Decision Halts President Obama’s Overtime Rule Change

Pres. Obama signs Overtime Rule Change in 2014 (Photo: DOL website)

Franchise and retail communities were bracing for the Department of Labor's new overtime rule, set to go into effect December 1. After a court decision, they have now breathed a sigh of relief. A district judge in Texas approved a preliminary injunction on November 22 that halted the rule change, one that would double the current salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours a week.

Judge’s Surprise Injunction Stalls New Overtime Rules for Employers

Many employers and franchise owners weren’t looking forward to December 1st when new labor laws were set to take place that would dramatically increase the amount of employees elig

Fight for $15 Day of Disruption Protests Lives Up to Its Name

As Fight for $15 launched its "Day of Disruption" protest across the country on Tuesday, November 29, marking its fourth anniversary when 200 fast-food workers first walked off their jobs at dozens of restaurants across New York City demanding $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to form a union without retaliation, the event was not without pandemonium.

CKE Restaurants CEO on Short List for Secretary of Labor

Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns franchise chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, is being considered for Secretary of Labor by President-elect Donald Trump.